If I hadn't needed to get a PA state teaching...
…I would quite likely have attended a college in or near New York City. All my other school options, minus the one I attended of course, were around NYC. I wonder how different my life would have been. I wonder if my mom would have had a mental heart attack worrying about the evils of the city. I wonder if she would have even let me go to school there.
Things you'll miss when you're 22.
Two-hour delays DZ Discovery Zone (If you don’t know what this is, I’m sorry, and I wish you did.) Harassing SmarterChild on AIM Surfing/sliding down the stairs L’oreal Kids fish-shaped shampoo bottles Lisa Frank Spice girls lollipops with stickers inside Building forts Xanga in the original years Lizzie McGuire Counting red noses on the PA turnpike deer crossing...
Obstacles, large and small.
All I want to do right now is go stand on my back porch in the pouring rain. Just to be exhilarated, refreshed, calmed, consumed. I can’t take the front door or the garage door outside, because both are noisy and will wake my parents. The only door I can use is the porch door. But currently there’s a spider building a web across the doorframe. I’m sure as hell not getting in...
Josh: So, how long do you have until your next thing, now that Summerbridge is over?
Me: Well, I've graduated, so now I'm just looking for a job, and it's like... an abyss.
Josh: Enjoy your abyss.